Upon a boy named Bubba

“3-4 with a walk-off home run in an important September pennant chase game.” Bubba Crosby is not the first Yankee who leaps to mind with a tag-line such as the above. With Tampa Bay continuing to spoil for AL East powerhouses (taking last night’s game from the Red Sox), the Yankees used a powerful start from Wang, and the clutch HR of Crosby to move within a half game of the division lead. The Yanks and Sox are also tied in the loss column, meaning that the last weekend of the season (which looks to be a stroke of brilliance by MLB schedulers) could determine the entire shooting match. The Indians do not seem to lose these days, and are charging hard at the once seemingly insurmountable Central lead of the woeful Chicago White Sox. As it stands right now, the division title means much more than the wild-card, as second place and 90+ wins ensures you of nothing. NY, Boston, Oakland, LA of Anaheim, Cleveland, and Chicago will all likely be sweating it out down the stretch, which should make for the most compelling, remote-hopping, ALT-TAB ing sports experience this side of March Madness.

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